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Q: What was the budget of "The Pursuit of Happyness"?

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Directed by Gabriele Muccino with a budget of $55,000,000, and starring Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, and Dan Castellaneta, "The Pursuit of Happyness" was released in 2006.

How does this budget compare to the budgets of other films over time?

Well, "The Pursuit of Happyness" was released 13 ago. So, if we take into consideration inflation, $55.0 million in 2006 would be approximately $62,642,369 today--let's say $62.6 million. Now, we can compare the budget of "The Pursuit of Happyness" with other films over time.

Within the same range of budget, we can find the following films:

titleyearbudgettoday (est.)
The Black Hole
dir.: Gary Nelson
1979$20,000,000$63,291,139
The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter
dir.: George Miller
1990$36,000,000$63,268,893
Strange Days
dir.:
1995$42,000,000$63,253,012
Guardians of Space and Time
dir.:
2010$60,000,000$63,157,895
First Continuum
dir.: Mark R. Lillig
2010$60,000,000$63,157,895
Edge of Darkness
dir.:
2010$60,000,000$63,157,895
Gone with the Wind
dir.: Victor Fleming
1939$3,850,000$63,114,754
Little Shop of Horrors
dir.: Frank Oz
1986$30,000,000$62,893,082
The Haunted House
dir.:
2000$47,000,000$62,666,667
The Pursuit of Happyness2006$55,000,000$62,642,369
All the King's Men
dir.: Steven Zaillian
2006$55,000,000$62,642,369
Flags of Our Fathers
dir.: Clint Eastwood
2006$55,000,000$62,642,369
The Light at the Edge of the World
dir.: Kevin Billington
1971$11,000,000$62,500,000
Krasnaya palatka
dir.:
1969$10,000,000$62,500,000
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
dir.: Donald Petrie
2003$50,000,000$62,421,973
Basic
dir.: John McTiernan
2003$50,000,000$62,421,973
The Life of David Gale
dir.:
2003$50,000,000$62,421,973
Shanghai Knights
dir.:
2003$50,000,000$62,421,973
Be Cool
dir.: F. Gary Gray
2005$53,000,000$62,279,671

In addition, here is a snapshot of other films released at the same time as "The Pursuit of Happyness":

titleyearbudgettoday (est.)
Casino Royale
dir.: Martin Campbell
2006$150,000,000$170,842,825
Flushed Away
dir.: Sam Fell
2006$149,000,000$169,703,872
Night at the Museum
dir.:
2006$110,000,000$125,284,738
Blood Diamond
dir.: Edward Zwick
2006$100,000,000$113,895,216
Happy Feet
dir.: Warren Coleman, George Miller, and Judy Morris
2006$100,000,000$113,895,216
Eragon
dir.: Stefen Fangmeier
2006$100,000,000$113,895,216
The Good Shepherd
dir.: Robert De Niro
2006$90,000,000$102,505,695
Arthur and the Invisibles
dir.: Luc Besson
2006$86,000,000$97,949,886
The Holiday
dir.: Nancy Meyers
2006$85,000,000$96,810,934
Charlotte's Web
dir.: Gary Winick
2006$85,000,000$96,810,934
The Pursuit of Happyness2006$55,000,000$62,642,369

 

What about other films by Gabriele Muccino?

Actually, we have listed 8 films directed by Gabriele Muccino between 1998 and 2015, and still considering inflation, we can sort these films like this:

titleyearbudgettoday (est.)
The Pursuit of Happyness2006$55,000,000$62,642,369
Seven Pounds2008$54,000,000$57,569,296
Playing for Keeps2012$35,000,000$35,000,000

 

Obviously, inflation is not the only item to take into account in the figuring of the budget of a film; there are many other factors to take into consideration.

This information needs to be taken as-is, without guarantee. Please do not hesitate to report errors, and to share your comments!

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